Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1/28/14 Q-Connection

SERRA HAS A NEW WEB SITE


As part of the change over, we now have a new calendar.  If you had subscribed to our old Google calendar(s), you will need to subscribe to the new calendar.   

Be sure to check back often.  




New pages are being added every day. 






ANNUAL PTO CAKE AUCTION



Support Serra High School at its annual PTO Cake Auction on January 30th at 6pm in the Serra Media Center.  Darryl Hall will be the Auctioneer, offering his "surprise" jewelry additions to various cakes. 
To make it even more fun, this year a Booster/Club activity competition will be added to the evening.  The Serra PTO is inviting each Booster organization and club to submit a cake.  Cash prizes will be given to the group whose cake wins the follow awards: $100 will go to the cake earning the highest bid, $50 will be awarded to the Most Creative and $25 awarded to the Nice Try cake.
For further information contact Teresa Stivers Long at tas@san.rr.com or 858-880-8325.  















ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!

Second semester has begun, your daily attendance should now be at the top of your priority list.  Unverified Absences during this Spring Semester will impact your ability to walk in Graduation.  If you are absent, make sure to either provide documentation to excuse the absence or attend Saturday School.  June 11th, 2014 will be here before you know it – we want each and every one of you to walk across that stage.

Graduation: 

You will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if you have ANY full days of Unexcused Absences or Truancies in the Spring Semester.  You must also have a Citizenship GPA of 2.0 or higher for ALL the Spring Semester grading periods.  

Prom:  

You will not be allowed to attend the Prom if you have ANY full days of Unexcused Absences or Truancies in the Spring Semester.  You must also have a Citizenship GPA of 2.0 or higher for ALL the Spring Semester grading periods.   If you are on the LOP List, you will not be allowed to go to Prom. 
Even though students receive written notification of absences, It is still the student's responsibility to monitor their own attendance record using the Student Portal.   Unverified Absences must be cleared within 5 days of the absence.  After the 5th day the absence will become Unexcused and WILL NOT BE CHANGED, regardless of the reason.   Once a full day absence becomes Unexcused, the only way to remove it from their record is to attend Saturday School.

Saturday School

Students can remove a full day of Unexcused Absences or Truancies by attending Saturday School.  
Saturday School will be held on the following dates during the Spring Semester:
  • Feb 8
  • Feb 22 (Last SS before Winter Ball)
  • March  8
  • March 15
  • March 22
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 24 (Last Saturday School to make up for Prom & Graduation)  

SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT


The deadline to apply for the 2014 Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA)  Scholarship Program is February 15.
 Go to http://www.apca-att.org/scholarship.html for the application.

San Diego Unified will receive $150,000 in college scholarships for being a finalist for The Broad Prize.  The deadline is March 3.  Apply at: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/broadprize/

The 2014 Cox Scholarship Application is now live! Scholarships are specific to residents who live in a Cox CA service area and who are pursuing higher education. The deadline to apply is February 3rd.  Go to www.cox-cares.org and click on the scholarship link for information.
The application is one of the many available on the Common Scholarship Application at http://sdfoundation.org/Scholarships/ForStudents/CommonScholarshipApplication.aspx


STUDENT STORE TAKES FIRST PLACE AT CCTE BUSINESS COMPETITION 

On January 16, 2014 the Super Q–the student store at Serra High School–won the 2nd Annual CCTE (College Career and Technical Education) Business Competition at Madison High School. After working for five long months, with mentors from Vons to prepare for this experience, the team has seen their hard efforts pay off and are excited to be declared victors once again. "Working as an individual can result in great things, but when you have people who are willing to put in that extra mile with you, then greatness is achieved," CEO of the Super Q, senior Ricardo Durazo recalls.


Working on the student store’s weaknesses which included long lines, poor advertisement, and products hidden in the back, the leadership team worked on eliminating errors and improving the production rate of the store using the scientific method as their guidelines. The team worked together to create a strong hypothesis to eliminate problems the store was experiencing. They compiled their data and concluded that they were gathering positive results. Supervisor, Jennifer Pickering states, “This brilliant group of students demonstrated the true meaning of team work, critical thinking, and dedication under pressure.” After working on this competition for so long the team is glad to see their hard work pay off and have high hopes for next year’s leadership team.

UPCOMING EVENTS

1/29/2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM L.I.N.K.S 4 Teens Military Group

Location: Room 230

1/29/2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM JV Boys Soccer vs Mira Mesa

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124

1/29/2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Girls Water Polo @ UCSD

Location: Unspecified
Varsity 4:00, JV 5:00, Nov 6:00

1/29/2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Varsity Boys Soccer vs Mira Mesa

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124

1/29/2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM JV Boys Basketball vs Lincoln

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124
Nonleague

1/29/2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Foundation Grant Meeting

Location: Media Center

1/30/2014 Girls Water Polo Tournament

Location: TBA

1/30/2014 Marketing Mock Interviews

Location: Media Center

1/30/2014 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Spring Sports Lunch Meeting

Location: Serra Gym

1/30/2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM GEAR UP FAFSA Support

Location: Media Center Computer Lab
GEAR UP Staff to help students and families with FAFSA forms Tu/Thurs. after school in the Media Center Computer Lab.

1/30/2014 2:45 PM - 5:15 PM Credit Recovery/Success School- English

Location: Room 616

1/30/2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Girls Water Polo @ Allied Gardens

Location: Unspecified
Varsity 3:30, JV 4:30

1/30/2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM JV Girls Soccer vs Kearny

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124

1/30/2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Varsity Girls Soccer @ Kearny

Location: Kearny High School, 7651 Wellington St San Diego CA, 92111

1/30/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Cake Auction

Location: Media Center

1/31/2014 Girls Water Polo Tournament

Location: TBA

1/31/2014 Report Cards Mailed Home

Location: Unspecified

1/31/2014 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM Articulation Coffee

Location: Counseling Office

1/31/2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Varsity Wrestling Tournament

Location: Holtville High School

1/31/2014 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Student of the Month Lunch

Location: Media Center

1/31/2014 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM All-Styles Dance Club Practice

Location: Room 703

1/31/2014 2:45 PM - 5:15 PM Credit Recovery/Success School- English

Location: Room 616

1/31/2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM JV Girls Basketball vs Henry

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124

1/31/2014 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM JV Boys Basketball vs Henry

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124

1/31/2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Varsity Girls Basketball @ Henry

Location: Patrick Henry High School
Varsity Girls Basketball @ Henry

1/31/2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball @ Henry

Location: Patrick Henry High School, 6702 Wandermere Dr. San Diego CA, 92120

2/1/2014 Girls Water Polo Tournament

Location: TBA

2/2/2014 Girls Water Polo Tournament

Location: TBA

2/3/2014 - 2/7/2014 National School Counseling Week

Location: Unspecified
National School Counseling Week 2014, "School Counseling: Building Magical Futures," will be celebrated Feb. 3-7 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

2/3/2014 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM All-Styles Dance Club Practice

Location: Room 703

2/3/2014 2:45 PM - 5:15 PM Credit Recovery/Success School- English

Location: Room 616

2/4/2014 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM CAHSEE ELA-12th Grade

Location: Room 309
The California High School Exit Exam. Passing both the English and Math portions of the CAHSEE is a graduation requirement in the state of California.

2/4/2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM GEAR UP FAFSA Support

Location: Media Center Computer Lab
GEAR UP Staff to help students and families with FAFSA forms Tu/Thurs. after school in the Media Center Computer Lab.

2/4/2014 2:45 PM - 5:15 PM Credit Recovery/Success School- English

Location: Room 616

2/4/2014 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM Girls Soccer vs Henry

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124
3:30 JV, 5:30 Varsity

2/4/2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Girls Water Polo @ JCC La Jolla

Location: Unspecified
Varsity 3:30, JV 4:30

2/5/2014 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM CAHSEE Math-12th Grade

Location: Room 309
The California High School Exit Exam. Passing both the English and Math portions of the CAHSEE is a graduation requirement in the state of California.

2/5/2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM L.I.N.K.S 4 Teens Military Group

Location: Room 230

2/5/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wrestling Tri- Meet

Location: Clairemont High School

2/5/2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM JV Boys Soccer vs Henry

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124

2/5/2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Varsity Boys Soccer vs Henry

Location: Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd San Diego CA, 92124

2/5/2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Serra Foundation Meeting

Location: Media Center
All are welcome!

Monday, November 18, 2013

11/18/13 Q-Connection

PARENT INVOLVEMENT EDITION!


COME TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR STUDENT DAY

Thursday November 21st is National Parent Involvement Day.  To celebrate Serra will be holding its annual "Come to School with Your Student Day"! 

Parents, some of your students may be telling you that you do not need to come to school that day.  Not true!  This is the perfect opportunity to observe your student's classrooms and get a first-hand look at what's happening at school.   Click here to RSVP before November 20th.  

You will take away so much valuable information about your student when you come to school on November 21st!  RSVP so we can have your materials ready for you when you arrive at the school.  Follow this link to sign up for the event   When you come to school on the 21st, just come to Room 231 between 7:00 am and 9:00 am to sign in and receive your schedule.  See you on November 21!



SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS



You are invited to a Special Screening of

A short-film documentary about a rising high school senior who sets out
to uncover the growing problem of teens abusing prescription medicine in his hometown

Followed by a Panel Discussion and Q&A


November 20, 2013
Junipero Serra High School
5156 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.


MODERATOR                                                                  Ms. Laura Duffy
US Attorney

PANELISTS
Dr. Roneet Lev
Medical Abuse Task Force

Ms. Sherrie Rubin
Parent/Educator
Hope2Gether Foundation

Mr. Thomas Lenox
Drug Enforcement Administration


Special Thanks to:   Junipero Serra High School for the venue and Hope2Gether Foundation for food and great
giveaway items.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. There will also be free raffles with great prizes including “On the Border” gift certificates, Gift Baskets, Theatre Tickets and more.


Please join us! RSVP by November 19 to: outofreach11.20@gmail.com


END OF 6 WEEK GRADING PERIOD
We are ending the grading period one day early to ensure that all of the grades get posted into the new system correctly.  Teachers have been asked to submit their 12 week grades no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, November 21st.  

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, November 19
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
2:30pm
 GEAR UP COLLEGE APP ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS
2:45pm
 Night School
3:00pm
 Field Hockey CIF Playoffs Vs. Del Norte
6:30pm
 PTO Meeting
Wednesday, November 20
8:00am
 Gear Up Meeting
2:00pm
 L.I.N.K.S. 4 Teens Military Group
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
5:30pm
 Parent Awareness Night: featuring a film screening by DrugFree.org and the US Attorney Laura Duffy
6:00pm
 AP Statistics Review
Thursday, November 21
 Come To School With Your Student Day
 End of 2nd Grading Period
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
2:30pm
 GEAR UP COLLEGE APP ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS
2:45pm
 Night School
6:00pm
 Improv Show
Friday, November 22
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
2:30pm
 All-Styles Dance Club Practice
2:45pm
 Night School
Saturday, November 23
 CIF Finals - Cross Country
 Field Hockey CIF Playoffs/TIME & LOC TBA
Monday, November 25
 THANKSGIVING BREAK-No School
Tuesday, November 26
 NJROTC Field Meet @ Coronado
 THANKSGIVING BREAK-No School
Wednesday, November 27
 THANKSGIVING BREAK-No School
Thursday, November 28
 THANKSGIVING BREAK-No School
Friday, November 29
 THANKSGIVING BREAK-No School
Monday, December 2
 Pink Progress Report Day
2:20pm
 All-Styles Dance Club Practice
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 3
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
Wednesday, December 4
2:00pm
 L.I.N.K.S. 4 Teens Military Group
2:00pm
 Military Student Stress Management Conference
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
6:30pm
 Foundation Meeting
Thursday, December 5
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
Friday, December 6
 Progress Reports Distributed
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
2:30pm
 All-Styles Dance Club Practice
Saturday, December 7
 Pop Warner Football
 Sat School
Sunday, December 8
 Field Hockey Clinic
Monday, December 9
2:20pm
 All-Styles Dance Club Practice
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 10
2:30pm
 Play Rehearsal
Wednesday, December 11
2:00pm
 L.I.N.K.S. 4 Teens Military Group
2:00pm
 Military Student Stress Management Conference
Thursday, December 12
2:45pm
 Performance of "The Tempest"
Friday, December 13
2:30pm
 All-Styles Dance Club Practice
6:30pm
 Performance of "The Tempest"
Saturday, December 14
 NJROTC Regulation Drill Comp.
 Sat School
2:00pm
 Performance of "The Tempest"
Monday, December 16
 Pink Progress Report Day
11:44am
 ASB Snow Day
2:20pm
 All-Styles Dance Club Practice
Tuesday, December 17
6:30pm
 PTO Meeting
Wednesday, December 18
 Serra Basketball Tournament
2:00pm
 L.I.N.K.S. 4 Teens Military Group
Thursday, December 19
 Serra Basketball Tournament
6:30pm
 Instrumental Winter Concert
Friday, December 20
 Serra Basketball Tournament
8:00am
 NJROTC Inspection Day
2:30pm
 All-Styles Dance Club Practice